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How To Prevent Bodybuilding Injuries
by Bob Giddy
As a bodybuilder you are going to be training hard, so it is essential that you do your utmost to take care of your muscles and prevent injury. Here's some tips on how to stay safe down the gym.

Lose Your Belly Fat And Show Off Your Six Pack Abs
by Chris Chew
There is a reason why people put in so much effort to develop their abdominal muscle and yet their abs are not showing although they have low body fat.

The Dangers Of Trying To Isolate Muscles In Strength Training
by Michael Geary
When you attempt to 'isolate' muscles by performing single-joint exercises, you are actually creating a body that is non-functional and will be more prone to injury. Essentially, you are creating a body that is a compilation of body parts, instead of a powerful, functional unit that works together.

Strength Training and Osteoporosis
by Lynn VanDyke
Strength training has been shown to increase bone density. It has been shown to increase overall strength, balance and coordination as well. Exercise is one of the best natural defenses against this disease.

Guide to Sensible Strength Training for Young Adults
by Len Glassman
Young athletes strive to achieve their personal best. As coaches, parents and physicians, we need to be able to guide them so they can reach their goals without injuring themselves.

Post Workout Nutrition: Secrets to a Ripped, Lean Body
by Michael Geary
When you're finished with an intense workout, you're entering a catabolic state where your muscle glycogen is depleted and increased cortisol levels are beginning to excessively break down muscle tissue.

Bun and Thigh Exercises - Get a Firm and Shapely Booty
By Karen Sessions
There are many exercises that shape and strengthen your glutes. The key is to train them effectively, without overtraining them.

Strength Training After Fifty
by Lynn VanDyke
Strength training can improve health. Just because you're over 50 that's no reason not to do it.

Hydration When Bodybuilding
by Tim Santorini
So many people don't realize how important it is to keep your body hydrated, especially during work out. Also most of them will work out too much adding to the negative effect dehydration can have.

Weight Training for Seniors
by Denny Waldarmo
One of the most amazing men I ever met used to work out in the same gym that I used when I lived in Florida. When I first saw him, I figured his age to be late 50s ... perhaps 60, tops. I was astounded one day to learn that he was 73.

You Can Build a Strong Core
by Christopher Guerriero
Core strength and stability is increasingly recognized as a vital part of fitness. So...what is a strong core, and how do you go about getting it?

AM or PM Workouts
by Ainsley Laing
Here's a question that I hear from clients in my fitness classes a lot: "Is it better to workout in the morning or evening?" My answer - "It depends".

Treadmill Workouts For All
by Saurya Ghosal
Treadmill workouts include walking, jogging or running exercises that are performed on a treadmill machine. Treadmill workouts are one of the best ways to get in shape and improve cardiovascular fitness.

Have a Six Pack!
by Ainsley Laing
There has been a paradigm shift in the last few years in fitness science about how to strengthen abdominals. In order to strengthen the abdominals, all of the muscles of the front, side and back of the torso must be exercised. It also includes strengthening the pelvic floor muscles! This is because all of these muscles work synergistically to stabilize the middle of the body.

Success with Strength Training
By Jesse Cannone
Strength training is the most effective way to turn your body into a fat burning machine and stay in great shape! It is the most productive form of exercise there is!

Factors Affecting Strength
by Chad Tackett
I am often asked why one person develops strength and muscle faster than another when he or she is performing the same exercises, following the same training program.

Buying A Treadmill: The Pros And Cons
by Roy Palmer
Exercise treadmills bring the outdoors inside so you can enjoy the benefits of running without leaving your house. But what needs to be considered when making the decision to use one? Are they a good substitute for running? Do I buy one? Are they expensive and what type should I buy?

The 3 Core Muscle Building Exercises You Should Be Doing
by Darren MacLeod
When it comes to building muscle I like to keep things simple. It's easy to get caught up in the hype of hot new products and exercises that promise to be the next best thing in muscle building.

Home Gyms: Universal v. Free Weights
by Marcus Peterson
The two most common types of home gyms are universal and free weight home gyms. Universal home gyms can be used to exercise every muscle group in the body, while free weight home gyms are usually less versatile.

Tips for Making Yourself Far More Flexible in the Next 30 Days
by Christopher Guerriero
Staying limber can offset age-related stiffness, improve athletic performance, and optimize functional movement in daily life.

A Guide To Muscle Gain Visualization
by Gary Matthews
Have you ever imagined how visualization can play an important part in gaining weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle? Gaining muscle can be difficult for many people who don’t use their minds to help in the process.

Do You Have What It Takes To Compete?
by Karen Sessions
More and more ladies are venturing to the competitive stage, whether it is in Figure, Fitness, or Bodybuilding. Competing is for everyone who has a willingness, desire, and a positive attitude.

The 7 Essential Elements To Build Big Muscle
by Tony Farrell
To build big muscle is no mean feat. You need to know the right approach and then build your foundation properly.

Cross Training In The Gym
by Aaron Potts
One of the biggest misconceptions about exercise is that there is "one" program that works for someone all the time.

4 Secrets to A Flat Stomach
by Jesse Cannone
Do you want a flat stomach? I don't know a person who doesn't! In order to be successful at thinning your waistline you must have a basic understanding of how the ab muscles function and how your body burns fat.

Can Women Build Big Muscles? Why Women Can't Build Big Muscles Easily
by Chris Chew
Women who accept the myth that they will build big muscles if they workout with weights will miss out on all of the benefits that weightlifting and bodybuilding can offer.

7 Must Know Facts to Build Your Strength Training Routine
by Lynn VanDyke
Building a strength training routine can be one of the trickiest parts of a fitness program. Ask 10 personal trainers what the best strength training routine is and you will get 10 different answers.

Warming Up & Cooling Down
by Kirsten Hawkins
Before you begin exercising or lifting any weights at all, it’s
important to take a few minutes to warm up your muscles.

Weight Loss And Fitness Myths
by Greg Landry
WARNING: Don't weight train until after you've lost weight!
No, no, please don't believe that headline! That's one of the many myths associated with weight loss and fitness. If you're interested in losing weight and getting fit as quickly as possible, don't let these myths throw you off track.

Top 10 Benefits Of Strength Training For Women
by Lynne VanDyke
Women are finally warming up to free weights, and it is a beautiful thing! It's true that women are recognizing strength training as a major player in the battle against fat loss.

Spinning Exercise
by Gary Gresham
Spinning exercise or studio cycling is not only popular these days it's an excellent form of fitness training. It helps strengthen your heart, tone your glutes, calves, thighs in addition to being a great exercise to slim legs.

How to Eliminate Weight Loss Failure by Lifting Weights: The Secret Everyone Ignores
by Johnny Lavot
Most of the time, to accomplish fat loss, people seem to believe that aerobic (cardio) training in addition to a moderate reduction in calories is the best course of action to accomplish this. However...

Easy Steps To Avoiding Gym Rage
by Gary Matthews
Have you heard about this recently? Many of us go through this at our local gym or fitness centre on a regular basis and are become increasingly frustrated.

New Weight Training Technique Gets Superior Results Using Barbells, Kettlebells, or Dumbbells
by Mike Geary
If you've been looking for a different training technique to break out of a rut, eliminate the boredom, and bring on new results, ‘complexes’ may be just what you've been looking for.

Breathing For Optimal Weight Training
by Sherri L Dodd
In the world of fitness, there can be a vast difference in the method of which an individual will chose to maintain their health. Through all the different tastes, there is one crucial element that applies for all - breathing.

Choosing A Gym
by Ray Kelly
You’ve finally committed to getting fit and you want to join a gym, but which one? Unless you’ve been a regular at gyms in the past you really don’t know a good one from a bad one.

Consistent And Variable Workouts
by Michael Geary
You must alter your training variables that make up your workouts if you want to continuously get good results, whether it is losing weight, building muscle, or toning up.

No Time For Your Bodybuilding Routine?
by Tony Farrell
Time Is a major factor in your bodybuilding routine. It can cause you to focus your thought elsewhere, instead of your training. Your mind wanders onto something else while you perform a set of curls.

An Introduction To The Trampoline
by Jason Gluckman
The sport of trampolining reflects man's age-old desire to defy gravity. The trampoline in its current form (a mat mounted on a steel frame) dates back to the early 1800, if newspaper reports are to be believed, when a circus in London displayed what it called the ‘trampoline jump’.

9 Simple Ways to Increase the Intensity of Any Workout
by Marc David
For those who have worked out for quite some time, doing a simple routine doesn't cut it. And for those who are entering a competition and may be on low card, sub-maintenance calories and doing cardio twice a day, adding more and more weight is easier said then done. Where's the energy?


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